Friday, December 14, 2018

Since 1788.

No, Jim Liacos and his crew at Jim’s Auto Service have not served the Raleigh area that long!  That is the year that Raleigh was chosen as the sight of North Carolina’s new capital city.  Why our fair city?  Well, Raleigh enjoyed a central location within this original 13 state.  That protected it from coastal attacks.

It all became official in 1792.  Most of America was still owned by other countries.  Raleigh is the birthplace of Virginia Dare.  You may not be familiar with her.  She was the first child born of English parents in America.  Today, we are a state comprised of a diverse population with a strong work ethic.

At Jim’s Auto Service we have that same gritty dedication to work and service.  Working on cars has been and continues to be our sole purpose.  We hope that we will be of service to you and your vehicle in the year to come.  Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year from your friends at Jim’s Auto Service.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

5 Winter Break Ideas in the Raleigh Area for When Kids are Out of School

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"When the kids are out of school for the winter break, it can be difficult to know how to keep them entertained. Fortunately, in and around Raleigh there are plenty of places to take them for fun and educational activities. Here are five ideas to keep them amused."


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Twenty…That’s Right Twenty!

That number can sound daunting or minor depending on how you look at it.  This is about the Volkswagen Jetta.  Yes, the Jetta.  It has twenty different types of service that are necessary over its first 150,000 miles.  Thirteen of those twenty occur within the first 100,000 miles.  Here are some of them.

At 7500 miles your Jetta needs a tire rotation, oil change, and general safety inspection.  At 15,000 miles it may be time to change the air filter and cabin filter.  When you arrive at 30,000 miles you need to be thinking about brake fluid, transmission fluid, and engine coolant.  You may also need to replace your Jetta’s spark plugs, air filter, and fuel filter.

The future of your beloved Volkswagen Jetta is in good hands when you trust Raleigh’s Volkswagen repair professionals at Jim’s Auto Service.  Of course, Jim and his team repair all makes and models of vehicles, but Volkswagens are one of their specialties.  Call them at (919) 824-4566 to make an appointment at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Day by Day Triangle Holiday Guide–Christmas and Holiday Events

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Make plans with family and friends using this guide to 2018 holiday events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond!  Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

We Can’t Tune a Fish, but We Can Tune a Car!

So, what about a tune up for your older car?  Just what is a tune up anyway?  A car tune-up is preventive maintenance performed on a vehicle to ensure it continues to hum along. A tune-up is typically regularly scheduled…once a year is reality on an older vehicle, and it offers the chance for you to get all of the preventive maintenance your car needs at that time.

Typically, when you have a tune-up performed, it will additionally include the replacement of several important wear-and-tear parts. Failure to replace these parts can result in decreased performance and other problems. Just as an example, the air filter will usually need to be replaced at least once per year.

My trained staff at Jim’s Auto Service know your car inside and out because we have worked on just about every make and model.  It gives us an advantage over the service department at a Raleigh area dealership.  People from the Triangle have been counting on us for years to keep their vehicles on the road.  Jim’s Auto Service at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ASE Professional Experience.

What is ASE?  It is short for automotive service excellence.  You don’t just open an auto repair shop and claim to be a licensed ASE professional.  It usually takes a minimum of two years of hands-on experience to attain this level of confidence.  Jim Liacos of Jim’s Auto Service attained ASE certification many, many years ago.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence was formed in 1972.  It is an independent non-profit organization that has worked to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals.  This is just one more reason why you should consider many factors when choosing a mechanic.

Jim Liacos cut his teeth as a “shade tree mechanic”.  That means he worked on every make and model of vehicle when he started.  He is not someone from a dealership or factory who has principle knowledge of one type of car, SUV, or truck.  When you need maintenance or repair think of Jim’s Auto Service located at 3711 Tarheel Drive in Raleigh.  Call (919) 824-4566.